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Pennington County Fatal Crash Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Pennington County Fatal Crash Update


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 60

              Within Rapid City, S.D. city limits

When:    9:30 a.m., Jan. 25, 2019


Driver No. 1: Brian Rasmussen, 53, De Beque, CO, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Peterbilt TR Semi-Truck and Trailer


Driver No. 2: Female, 64, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV


RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues its investigation into a two-vehicle crash that killed one person Friday in Rapid City.


A 2017 Peterbilt TR semi-truck, pulling a trailer, was westbound on Interstate 90 when it left the roadway near mile marker 60. The truck and trailer crossed into the oncoming eastbound traffic and collided with a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV. Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound off ramp.


Pronounced dead at the scene was the 64-year-old female driver of the SUV. She was wearing a seatbelt. Her name is not being release because her family has invoked Marsy’s Law.


Brian Rasmussen, 53, of De Beque, CO, was the semi truck driver. He was wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries. He was treated at the scene. Charges are pending against him.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.